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The Best Wildlife and Safari Destination Outside of Africa

First of all Congratulations and Thank you for considering Sri Lanka and Camp Leopard for your Safari Adventure.

Chances are you are still doing your research or already decided what you want to do and where you want to cover on your tour in Sri Lanka.

If you want some useful tips, health, travel requirements, and other important information including visas please check the Sri Lanka Tourism official website.

Sri Lanka is recognized as a must-visit bucket list destination and it has an amazing diversity in climate, food, flora and fauna, beaches, sceneries, history & culture, and more than anything friendliest people.

We recommend you to read some very interesting articles on Lonely Planet about Sri Lanka and how it listed Sri Lanka as the Number 1 Travel Destination in the World in 2019. But due to the covid-19 world pandemic, the tourism industry in the country had been hanging by its thread and finally picking up now from 2022.


Why wait more? Browse through our morning, evening and full day yala jeep safari tours to multi day yala safari camping and glamping tours to pick which fits best.

Not sure what to book? Not a problem. We are available on whatsapp anytime to pass your requirements so that our ranger team will recommend the tour plan based on your requirements as well as many other variables that could make an impact on your experience.


Once you make the reservation through the website or through whatsapp, our team will revert with the invoice and reservation confirmation.


You can pay the full amount or the minimum amount due using any visa or mastercard online. Please review the payment section on our terms and conditions for more details.

Your invoice would include all payments due for camp leopard and park entrance fees and taxi/transfer costs (if arranged through us) As all these payments are prepaid, You would not have to carry cash in hand when you arrive at camp leopard except of course for tips if you wish.

The Greater Yala Complex

Yala – Kumana – Lunugamvehera National Parks

Sri Lanka is believed to be the BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD to See a Leopard in the wild considering the high density of the Leopard population in the Greater Yala Complex. Yes, that’s even outsung Africa considering the probability of seeing a leopard in the wild is almost guaranteed if you do 2 or more safari drives in the Greater Yala Complex.

However this does not mean that we are Leopard whisperers or we can promise you a leopard sighting; simply, if you wanna see a leopard guaranteed, the best place to go is the Zoo, not a national park!

The Greater Yala Complex Used to be a civilized kingdom 2000 odd years ago, and additionally historic and prehistoric archeological evidence dating back to more than 4000 years ago.

Now it has become a kingdom for wildlife where the Sri Lankan Leopard has become the king of the jungles in Yala as the apex predator. GYC is home to more than 200 different resident bird species and much more with migrant birds during the winter season.

When it comes to significant big animals there are more than 40 different types of mammals living in Yala. The terrestrial big 5 of Yala consist of Leopards, Elephants, Bears (yes you heard it right, we do have a decent population of sloth bears, the kind that you find in the Disney cartoon, Jungle Book as Baloo the bear), True Wild Water Buffalos and Salt Water Crocodiles.

Yala is also believed to be the High density of Mugger Crocodiles in Asia.

Best Times to Visit Yala

Our Tours Operate throughout the Year focusing on uncrowded Sectors of the GYC.

In order to get a comprehensive idea of the weather, animal sightings, and crowds of Yala, please check out our Best Times to Visit Yala to plan your visit to Sri Lanka and Yala accordingly to align with other points interest to visit during the tour in Sri Lanka. 

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Tour Packages and Itineraries

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We have specifically designed a signature 2-night itinerary to Explore Yala based on the popular demand covering multiples gates and sectors of the National Park however away from the crowds and with emphasis on the experience and different types of wildlife sightings. 

Also, we are introducing a brand new Mobile Tented Safari INSIDE Yala East from 2 Nights onwards where we setup up south African tents inside the national park, on-demand to provide you the most undisturbed and Authentic and Best Sri Lankan Safari Experience you could possibly get.

Additionally, we do bespoke safaris with tailor-made itineraries in Yala, Kumana, Bundala, Udawalawe, Lunugamvehera, and even Wilapttu National Parks on request.

You can view, compare and book our range of Tour itineraries and Packages that best fit your budget, duration, and expectations.

All our tours are hosted by the award-winning team of Camp Leopard Rangers and all tours include Full Board Accommodation, Guided Safaris, Snacks/Beverages & Mineral Water. Unless otherwise specified, Park Entrance Tickets for Safaris may be excluded from the advertised prices except for mobile camping inside the park and private safari day tours.

In addition, some tours may even include hikes, explorations, archeological and historic site visits inside the park, and even complimentary bottles of wine or beer.

Based on the tour and upgrades you choose, your accommodation will be in Glamping Tents Permanatly Setup in the buffer zone of the national park or a Mobile Tents set up along the river bed inside the national park, particularly for your tour. We even carryout tours based at bungalows operated by the department of wildlife conservation inside the national park. 

Yala National Park – General Meeting Point 

Public Transport – HNB Parking lot in front of Kataragama Bus Station

Transfers by road

  • Ella – 2.5hrs
  • Arugambay – 3.5hrs
  • Colombo/Negombo/Katunayaka(Airport) – 3-4hrs
  • Mattala International Airport – 45mins – 1hr
  • Mirissa/Weligama/Matara – 1.5-2hrs
  • Tangalle/Dickwella – 1hr
  • Kandy/Nuwalaeliaya – 5-6hrs
  • Anuradhapura/Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa – 6-7hrs

Transfers by Air can be arranged by AirTaxi Shuttles to Weerawila Airport or Private Helicopter Charter to a Helipad just 10-15mins from our camps on request

Yala East, Kumana National Park – General Meeting Point

Kumana tour pickups can be arranged from Arugamaby itself as well.

Transfers by road

  • Ella – 3hrs
  • Arugambay – 30Mins-1hr
  • Colombo/Negombo/Katunayaka(Airport) – 6-7hrs
  • Mattala International Airport – 3hrs
  • Yala/Kataragama – 3hrs
  • Yala/Tissamaharama – 3.5 – 4hrs
  • Mirissa/Weligama/Matara – 4-5hrs
  • Tangalle/Dickwella – 4hrs
  • Kandy/Nuwalaeliaya – 5-6hrs
  • Anuradhapura/Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa – 5-7hrs

Transfers by Air can be arranged by AirTaxi Shuttles to Ampara Airport (about 1.5hrs from the Park Gate) or Private Helicopter Charter to a Helipad just 20mins from the park gate.